Not Evil Just Wrong and the Pursuit of the Truth

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Not Evil Just Wrong, a documentary by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, which premiered last Sunday at The Heritage Foundation and 6,000 other locations in 27 countries, asks some tough questions of Al Gore and his film, An Inconvenient Truth. The title of Gore’s film is telling because it implies that its content is “the truth”: it plays into mainstream environmental rhetoric which claims that the debate as to whether human-created Co2 is warming the planet to a dangerous degree is over and the science is settled. The trailer for Gore’s film even ends with the phrase: “This summer, nothing is scarier than the truth.”

At a hearing on the House climate change bill in April, Gore said that industries that are resistant to climate change legislation are guilty of duping the public on a scale similar to Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme. As he said, “Polluters are the Bernie Madoffs of global warming.”